Quotes: random selection
Quotes 1 till 10 of 10.
Optimism is inevitably the last hope of the defeated.
Henry Ward Beecher
American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-18870
Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends.
Scottish writer and historicus 1795-18810
Our works are the mirror wherein the spirit first sees its natural lineaments, Hence, too, the folly of that impossible precept, Know thyself; till it be translated into this partially possible one, know what thou canst work at.
American author 1923-19960
Opportunities, many times, are so small that we glimpse them not and yet they are often the seeds of great enterprises. Opportunities are also everywhere and so you must always let your hook be hanging. When you least expect it, a great fish will swim by.
Sir John Lubbock
British statesman and banker 1834-19130
Don't be afraid of showing affection. Be warm and tender, thoughtful and affectionate. Men are more helped by sympathy than by service. Love is more than money, and a kind word will give more pleasure than a present.
British occultist 1875-19470
I was asked to memorize what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.
Adlai E. Stevenson II
American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-19650
What do we mean by patriotism in the context of our times? I venture to suggest that what we mean is a sense of national responsibility... a patriotism which is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist 1963-20160
I define my sexuality in terms of the people that I love.
Research conducted throughout the world shows gender balance in top positions contributes to improved competitiveness and better business performance.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-19500
Reminiscences make one feel so deliciously aged and sad.